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The Best Suspense Movies and TV Shows on Syfy

Finding a good Suspense movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Suspense movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Syfy.

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1. A Nightmare on Elm Street

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7.5/10
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82/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Peacock Premium & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Friday the 13th

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76/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Signs

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6.7/10
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77/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

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69/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills one of the bikers and brings Chrissie's friends to the Hewitt homestead, where young Leatherface is learning the tools of terror.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (HBO & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Night of the Living Dead

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7.9/10
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79/100
Released: 1968Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Peacock, Plex & 4 others), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Paramount+, fuboTV & 10 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz, Epix & Syfy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Jeepers Creepers 3

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3.9/10
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59/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Taking place on the last day of the Creeper’s twenty-three-day feeding frenzy, as the skeptical Sergeant Tubbs teams up with a task force hellbent on destroying the Creeper for good. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Friday the 13th Part 2

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71/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of counselors follow -- including child psychologist major Ginny. But Jason has been hiding out all this time, and now he's ready for revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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8. Leatherface

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62/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: A young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on the road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of the teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, moulding him into a monster named Leatherface.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. The Happening

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68/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore and his wife Alma flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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Released: 1974Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: When Sally hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin, set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime & Shudder), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

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61/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A young family moves into a historic home in Georgia, only to learn they are not the house's only inhabitants. Soon they find themselves in the presence of a secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Toxic Shark

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3.3/10
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42/100
Released: 2017
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A tropical singles retreat takes a terrifying turn when guests realize a poisonous shark is infesting the surrounding water. Not only will it rip apart its victims, but it also uses projectile acid to hunt - in and out of the water.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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13. Locusts: The 8th Plague

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27/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A group of scientists try to stop a swarm of flesh-eating locusts that escape from a top secret government lab in the USA Midwest.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy).

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